ESPN Power Rankings

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  1. R3TARDxSTRONG

    R3TARDxSTRONG Well-Known Member Donator

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    I love how there's 6 teams with losing records ahead of us.....I dont really care, and can "kinda" see where they're coming from...but in the NFL, isn't a loss a loss?


    1 (2) Saints 1-0-0 Offense faces another potentially difficult test with road game against 49ers looming on MNF. (Sando)
    2 (3) Packers 1-0-0 The Packers cruised in Week 1 until the Michael Vick experience. (Walker)
    3 (6) Ravens 1-0-0 The Jets did the talking, but the Ravens got the victory. (Walker)
    4 (10) Patriots 1-0-0 Tom Brady has the Patriots' offense looking every bit as good as it did in their 16-0 2007 season. (Clayton)
    5 (1) Colts 0-1-0 They've fixed or survived a bad run defense before. (Kuharsky)
    6 (5) Vikings 0-1-0 There's no shame in losing a close game to the defending Super Bowl champs. (Walker)
    7 (14) Texans 1-0-0 How Texans follow up statement win will tell us a lot.(Kuharsky)
    8 (4) Cowboys 0-1-0 No truth to rumor the Cowboys will change uniforms to yellow so yellow official flags won't be noticed. (Clayton)
    9 (16) Titans 1-0-0 Vince Young will face stiffer challenge against Steelers. (Kuharsky)
    10 (18) Steelers 1-0-0 The Steelers showed tremendous character by winning without Ben Roethlisberger. (Walker)
    11 (9) Jets 0-1-0 So much for talk. The "Ground and Pound" offense looked like bad hamburger against Ravens. (Clayton)
    12 (8) Chargers 0-1-0 They were served notice by the Chiefs that division ownership is not certain. (Kuharsky)
    13 (7) Falcons 0-1-0 The Falcons must keep eye on Cardinals in Week 2 even though trip to Superdome awaits the next week. (Sando)
    14 (17) Redskins 1-0-0 Defense was the star for the Redskins in the opener. Great play calling by DC Jim Haslett. (Clayton)
    15 (11) Dolphins 1-0-0 To barely win in Buffalo isn't a great start for the Dolphins. (Clayton)
    16 (19) Giants 1-0-0 Against Carolina, Eli Manning got off to sloppy start with three picks. Still, his offense scored 31 points. (Clayton)
    17 (12) Bengals 0-1-0 Did last year's success go to their heads? The Bengals barely showed up in Week 1. (Walker)
    18 (15) Eagles 0-1-0 The last thing Andy Reid needs is a quarterback controversy, and he might get one with Vick-Kolb. (Clayton)
    19 (20) Cardinals 1-0-0 All-world play from Steve Breaston, Adrian Wilson kept Cardinals from losing to the Rams. (Sando)
    20 (13) 49ers 0-1-0 Losing the opener puts Niners in bind with Saints next and then trips to Kansas City, Atlanta. (Sando)
    21 (26) Seahawks 1-0-0 Coaching and quarterbacking carried Seattle to Week 1 upset despite concerns on the offensive line. (Sando)
    22 (21) Bears 1-0-0 Catch or no catch, the Bears got a much-needed division win over Detroit. (Walker)
    23 (27) Chiefs 1-0-0 Young talent sent a loud message in upset of San Diego. (Kuharsky)
    24 (25) Jaguars 1-0-0 Beating the Broncos created a buzz. Now they look to sustain it in North Florida. (Kuharsky)
    25 (22) Broncos 0-1-0 The Tim Tebow hype wasn't all that fell flat in Jacksonville. (Kuharsky)
    26 (23) Panthers 0-1-0 Like the Eagles, Panthers finding out fresh, young quarterbacks not always as durable. (Sando)
    27 (24) Raiders 0-1-0 They wasted gas making trip to Nashville. (Kuharsky)
    28 (30) Buccaneers 1-0-0 Tampa will take the victory even though it was blacked out and against watered-down Browns. (Sando)
    29 (28) Lions 0-1-0 QB Matthew Stafford hurt his shoulder again, and that's never a good sign. (Walker)
    30 (31) Bills 0-1-0 Chan Gailey kept the team competitive against the Dolphins despite limitations for offensive talent. (Clayton)
    31 (32) Rams 0-1-0 Injuries are already affecting Rams' depth, but Sam Bradford gives them hope against Raiders. (Sando)
    32 (29) Browns 0-1-0 An ugly loss to Tampa Bay doesn't offer much hope for the rest of the season. (Walker)
     
  2. arsenal

    arsenal Beastin'

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    this week is kind of dumb... we were at 11 and drop to 15 after a road win... so we drop 4 spots winning... Chargers LOSE a road game to an also inferior team, and drop.... 4 spots also, hmmm...

    oh well, after next weeks win we'll open some eyes...
     
  3. DuderinoN703

    DuderinoN703 We? What the **** we? Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Damn we dropped four spots? Noooooooooooo
     
  4. Lilseb93

    Lilseb93 This Is My House

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    That's so lame.
     
  5. The Chaos Path

    The Chaos Path I'm Rude

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    Win a divisional game on the road and you go down 4 spots? I can understand dropping one spot MAYBE two, but 4? What the ****?
     
  6. MarinePhinFan

    MarinePhinFan Banned Hammered

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    Crap...ESPN is crap.
     
  7. Clipse

    Clipse mediocrity sucks

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    Who cares. ESPN is the worst of the worst.
     
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    SA_BUTTA Seasoned Veteran

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    I don't even know why this makes me angry, because power rankings mean nothing...but the Dolphins will
    get no love until they beat the crap out of a playoff team on the road...and even then it will probably only last
    a week...Story of our lives Fins fans. But at the same time I wonder how this makes Bills fans feel...nah nevermind
    I really don't give a sh*t.
     
  9. Miami 13

    Miami 13 Pro Bowler

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    A division road win and we drop 4 spots. Makes perfect sense!
     
  10. SA_BUTTA

    SA_BUTTA Seasoned Veteran

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    When you are the Miami Dolphins and ESPN is doing the ranking it does.
     
  11. Vector1Dolphins

    Vector1Dolphins Seasoned Veteran

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    ESPN never gets it right.

    I can never get my head around how a team with a losing record can be put ahead of a team with a winning record.

    I just can't seem to get drunk enough for that to make sence!
     
  12. JAMAICA

    JAMAICA Banned Hammered

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    This is why ESPN sucks.

    Jets lose at home and they drop 2 points. Dolphins win on the road and drop 4 points.

    Illogical.
     
  13. hemidemon

    hemidemon Starter

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    Who cares about power rankings! It's stupid! The only thing that counts is wins and losses!
     
  14. dolpns13

    dolpns13 Chest Rockwell is my hero Donator

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    not only that, but they also dropped us 4 spots too... HAHA
     
  15. miamiron

    miamiron A True Fan

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    Maybe it has something to do with the competition
    Losing to a very good Baltimore team by only 1 point
    or winning against a crappy Buffalo team by 5
     
  16. thegreathoo

    thegreathoo Banned Hammered

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    Just win baby. I kinda like the underdog status.
     
  17. bobw999

    bobw999 A True Fan

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    LMAO....A win is an effing win ESPN. Sorry your JETS lost....Rex Ryan wouldn't suck yours last night would he?
     
  18. Zandimd

    Zandimd Scout Team

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    No Love :), i wonder where they will put us after our week 2 win over the Vikings.
     
  19. utahphinsfan

    utahphinsfan Puck Fitzburgh

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    ESPN's power rankings are like a Jr High election.... simply a popularity contest.
     
  20. KTOWNFINFAN

    KTOWNFINFAN Seasoned Veteran

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    Really?? Your joking right?

    OK,look at it like this. I am in a 100 yard foot race with a 65 yr old woman with a bad hip, and you are in a 100 yard foot race with Mr. Bolt. I win my race by 5 yards and you LOSE your race by only a yard. I would be 1-0 and you would be 0-1. But he the next week you and I were to race, who would be favored?? You!!!

    I know is an over-the-top example, but it shows how easily it can be done. I mean to be honest, if you didn't watch the games and just went by the score, I would have to say the jets losing 10-9 to the ravens would be better than winning 15-10 to the bills. Now having seen the games I wouldn't say that, because the jets were just, high school awful, but just by going by the scores I can see how some would come to that conclusion.
     
  21. PhinsPhan11

    PhinsPhan11 Phins & Philly Sports

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    I funk they should have stayed where they were. They didn't play good enough to rise, but they didn't play bad enough to drop it. I don't get it.
     
  22. NJL52

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    Are you guys ****ing kidding?

    We beat one of the worst teams in football who people are favoring for the number 1 pick by 3 points (the safety doesn't count). We did terrible. The 11th team in the league should handle one of the worst.

    This forum complains about everything...
     
  23. Dolph N.Fan

    Dolph N.Fan A True Fan

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    I like how PIT moves up 8 spots for barely beating ATL at home.
     
  24. NJL52

    NJL52 Seasoned Veteran

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    Stop crying. ESPN favors who is hot news. Remember pre 2002? Nobody stopped talking about us. We were on every magazine cover, Ricky was the darling of the media. Remember 2004? Nobody stopped talking about the Patriots.

    ESPN doesn't have favorites, they profit from being a bandwagon. They sell what sells, they don't sell what they want. Get the **** over it...
     
  25. Dolph N.Fan

    Dolph N.Fan A True Fan

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    The 5th ranked team shouldn't give up 250+ rushing yds. Oh well I'll take being 1-0 over being in ESPN's top 10 power rankings any day of the week.
     
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    A. Open the link. The super bowl winner was 32nd in rush defense.
    B. One game doesn't mean they will average 250 yards per game.
     
  29. chillwill3000

    chillwill3000 True Phinfan

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    It's funny how the "experts" are saying that is sooooo bad that we "barley" beat Buffalo. I mean divisional games are always tough, and if they actually watched the game they would know that we dominated Buffalo, and the score makes it look a lot closer than it really was. I know we struggled on offense, but almost every offense around the league struggled. I think it's BS where they have us on these power rankings. But whatever, I prefer to fly under the radar.
     
  30. finfan54

    finfan54 A True Fan Donator

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    rankings are so stupid and so is john clayton
     
  31. VA_Finfan

    VA_Finfan A True Fan

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    Below the Redskins? That is beyond laughable.
     
  32. Bagga-Viagra

    Bagga-Viagra A True Fan

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    Reading the comments for the Fins and Bills really makes it obvious that whoever wrote them didn't watch the game.

    And for those that don't understand the difference between a divisional game and a non-divisional game: Ask a Steelers fan how many years they've swept the lowly Cleveland Browns and they'll tell you that they usually split. There's a huge difference, particularly when playing on the road and coming away with a win.

    That said, I don't think it really matters until we get past the midway point of the season.
     
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    I disagree with some of the teams ahead of us, but I really don't have much of a quarrel with the #15 placement, this team still has a lot left to prove.

    Some of these comments have me thinking many of you aren't looking at how power rankings work this early on.

    Before week 1 of the regular season, all power rankings (other than say, the top 4 or 5 teams) are highly speculative and have little points of reference beyond off-season acquisitions and the previous year's performance. What exactly did Miami do to be a borderline top-10 team before even playing a down this season? Go 7-9, show potential, and add talent. I would expect a top 11 team to be an established contender, which we have not proven as of yet.

    After week 1 has been played, the previous power rankings are irrelevant. It doesn't matter if Miami dropped 4 spots by winning against a terrible team and San Diego dropped 4 spots by losing to a bad/potentially average team, that only counts once we have a clear picture of how good each of the teams really are. Until then, this just means that after seeing 1 week of play, John Clayton thinks Miami is the 15th best team in the league. That's it.
     

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